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The World of Coral Reefs

Explore and Protect the Natural Wonders of the Sea

The World of Coral Reefs
Erin Spencer By (author)
Alexandria Neonakis Illustrated by
Product ID:  626337

Storey Publishing, LLC

Limited ***

11.4 X 11.4 in
48 pg

JUVENILE NONFICTION / Science & Nature / Earth Sciences / Water (Oceans, Lakes, etc.)
JUVENILE NONFICTION / Science & Nature / Environmental Conservation & Protection
JUVENILE NONFICTION / Science & Nature / Environmental Science & Ecosystems


The World of Coral Reefs introduces children ages 7 to 10 to the rich diversity of life that is supported by endangered coral reefs. From the anatomy and life cycle of coral to the many fish and other marine life that flouish in the reef, this colorful, large-format nature book takes kids on a wonder-filled underwater tour, with stunning illustrations that will engage and educate the next generation of environmental caretakers.


"The World of Coral Reefs is the perfect introduction to the "rainforests of the sea" and their wonderful creatures. This is the book I wish I had when I was a kid becoming interested in marine life." - Enric Sala, Explorer in Residence, National Geographic Society and Executive Director and Founder of Pristine Seas

“An exciting guide for the next generation of ocean explorers, balancing the awe and wonder of the coral reef ecosystem with easy-to-understand science and facts that explore their importance and the immense threats they’re currently facing.”  - Joe Grabowski, Director and Founder of Exploring by the Seat of Your Pants and National Geographic Explorer


Author Bio

Erin Spencer is a marine ecologist and National Geographic Explorer whose articles, photos, and videos of marine life have been featured in National Geographic, PBS, CBS Sunday Morning, and in publications of Ocean Conservancy. She is an avid public speaker and has presented to National Geographic, the World Bank, MCON, and TEDx, as well as many school groups. Originally from Maryland, she now lives in South Florida where she studies great hammerhead sharks and their prey for her PhD. 

Alexandria Neonakis is a freelance concept artist and illustrator from Nova Scotia, Canada, currently residing in Los Angeles. Through her agents at Bright, she's worked with publishers such as Simon & Schuster, Random House, Macmillan, Scholastic, and Inhabit Media. When she's not working, you'll find her at home with her husband John and their way too many pets, out in nature painting and shooting reference, or at the barn she rides at hanging out with horses.